Peyton Manning is the first NFL quarterback to pass for 40,000 yards in any decade.
Manning needed 19 yards to reach the milestone, and he did it on a 5-yard completion to Pierre Garcon during the first quarter of the Indianapolis Colts' 20-17 victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday.
Manning also tied Fran Tarkenton for fourth place on the league's career wins list for quarterbacks with 125. Manning still needs three touchdown passes to become the first player in league history to throw 300 in a decade.
Among his accomplishments this season, Manning became the fastest quarterback to 4,000 completions and passed Tarkenton for third place on the league's career touchdowns list.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.